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Governors and traditional rulers in the south-west region met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.

South-West governors in closed-door meeting with monarchs over insecurity

Governors and traditional rulers in the south-west region met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.

Afenifere group condemns Shasha crisis

The acting National leader of the group, Pa Olabiyi Durojaiye, described the incident as one major security breach too many, observing that no patriotic Nigerian can feel comfortable in the face of these ominous signs that have unfortunately been allowed either by omission or commission to persist unabated nationwide for too long.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP decries escalating violence

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday decried escalating sectional conflicts in various parts of the country, including the bloody ethnic clashes currently raging in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Former Nigeria police chief, CP Yomi Onasile (Rtd), has been confirmed dead of Covid-19 complications.

Former police chief dies in isolation centre

The late retired Commissioners of Police was gathered to have gave up the ghost at the Isolation Center at Olodo area of Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, around 10am today Saturday, 30th January 2021.
Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night, killed a pregnant woman at Rigachikun, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

Woman killed as cult groups clash in Oyo

A 60-year-old woman, identified as Iya Oluso, who sells roasted plantain at Ilupeju area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, was reportedly hit by a stray bullet during a bloody clash between two rival cult groups Monday.

FHA: Nigerian government set to provide 900 housing units in Oyo

To meet the yawning housing demands of Nigerians, the Federal Government is set to construct 900 housing units in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

Rights group accuses EFCC of illegally detaining member

A civil rights group, the Joint Action Front (JAF), has accused the anti-graft agency, EFCC, of arresting and illegally parading its member, Segun Oladunni, among nine other suspected internet fraudsters.
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Kidnapped farmer found dead after family paid N1.6m ransom

It was learnt that the death of the farmer is coming after the family had allegedly paid the sum of one million, six hundred and fifty thousand naira as ransom for the release of their kinsman.

One dead, three injured as cocoa house elevator crashes in Ibadan

A middle aged man was Wednesday confirmed dead after an elevator crashed at the Cocoa House building in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Recurrence of jungle justice in Oyo worrisome

Newsmen observed that after the violent attacks on policemen which have drastically reduced the morale of the security men, there is hardly a week that someone or more will not be lynched by irate mob in different parts of the city.

Two ‘armed robbers’ set ablaze in Ibadan

Two suspected armed robbers lost their lives in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Wednesday as irate youth set them ablaze after a failed attempt to allegedly snatch a car.

Bishop: Why South East should produce President Buhari’s successor

The Bishop of Maranatha Chapel International Churches, Right Rev’d Olumakinde Alawode, has said the South East geo-political zone of Nigeria should be allowed to produce president for the country in 2023 in the spirit of equity and balance.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen kill Oyo PDP chieftain

Some gunmen on Friday killed a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Fatai Aborode.

All Nigerians have roles to play in nation building – Future Minds initiator

He maintained that part of the initiative by this non-governmental organisation in ensuring that every Nigerians knows their roles in this regard was the donation of hundreds copies of the book, Accountable Nigeria to many Nigerians since it was launched in 2018.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Crime rate grows as Amotekun battles funding, others

South-West Security Network, popularly known as Operation Amotekun, is battling with problems of funding and equipment in Ondo and Ekiti states, where it has commenced activities.
Six gaming centres within the Oyo State capital, Ibadan were shut on Friday by the State Gaming Board for violating the rule of allowing underage betting, especially students in uniforms during the school period.

Oyo shuts six gaming centres for underage betting

Six gaming centres within the Oyo State capital, Ibadan were shut on Friday by the State Gaming Board for violating the rule of allowing underage betting, especially students in uniforms during the school period.
Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night, killed a pregnant woman at Rigachikun, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

Gunmen kill commissioner’s brother, one other beheaded in Ibadan

A 45-year-old, Isaac Orisadeyi Adedokun, younger brother to the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters in Oyo state, Mrs Funmilayo Orisadeyi, has been shot dead on Tuesday evening along Nihort-Idi-isin, Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
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Oyo SWAN chairman appointed into NFF media committee

In the comprehensive list of the Committees and Appointees released on Tuesday, it was revealed that Mr Alebiosu was appointed into the NFF Media and Publicity Committee alongside other renowned sports journalists as Mr Tony Ubani, Kunle Solaja, Promise Efoghe, Toyin Ibitoye as well as Dapo Sotunminu.

Polytechnic lecturer dismissed for ‘sexual misconduct’

The Polytechnic, Ibadan, in the Oyo State capital, has dismissed one of its lecturers for alleged sexual misconduct.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says plans are underway to resuscitate the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Minister unveils plans to revive Obafemi Awolowo stadium

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says plans are underway to resuscitate the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Gunmen attack police station in Ibadan, kill police corporal

Tragedy struck on Friday evening as some unknown gunmen attacked the Ikolaba Police Station in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, leaving a police corporal on duty dead.

Why Senate summoned petroleum, transport ministers, NNPC chief – senator

Senator representing Oyo Central at the National Assembly, Oloye Teslim Folarin, on Sunday revealed the rationale behind the invitation of the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of state for petroleum, Timipre Sylva and the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari, by the Senate.

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Zamfara schoolgirls kidnap: President Buhari has failed Nigeria – Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Saturday said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed Nigeria after terrorists abducted hundreds of school girls in Zamfara State.
Barcelona great, Rivaldo, has urged Lionel Messi to make the move to Manchester City.

Barcelona great urges Lionel Messi to make Manchester City move

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Seplat driving sustainability with growing gas business – chief

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4. Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has received the 24 Kagara students freed after their abduction by gunmen for 10 days.

Niger governor meets freed Kagara students, others — in pictures

Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has received the 24 Kagara students freed after their abduction by gunmen for 10 days
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC hails release of Kagara students

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as heart-warming the safe release of school children, teachers and their family members abducted from Government Science College, Kagara, in Niger State.

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The Accountant General of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Uwem Andrew Essien, has been absolved of all wrongdoing and given a clean bill of health by the State House of Assembly after investigating allegations of misappropriation levelled against him.

Misappropriation: Akwa Ibom legislature clear accountant general

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PDP: President Buhari has failed as commander-in-chief

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari no longer deserved the designation of Commander-in-Chief, given his failure to effectively lead from the front against bandits and terrorists ravaging the nation.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Kidnapped farmer’s son regains freedom in Oyo

Ayodeji Emmanuel, the 24-year-old son of a poultry farmer kidnapped on Monday in his father’s farm at Oke Odan, Apete area of Ibadan, has regained freedom.